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No word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause

Of course finding the right words and having a good turn of phrase matter. But remember that your non-verbal communication has 10 times more impact on an audience. Simple words from an invested speaker will always have more effect than selected words from an absent one. To reread: How not to stumble over your words?…

Better to keep your mouth shut…

The fear of being perceived as an imbecile keeps many people from speaking in public, asking questions or sharing their opinions. This accentuates the responsibility of managers to allow people to express themselves openly, and to be attentive to all the great ideas that churn in the minds of those who don’t dare speak out.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear…

The fear of speaking in public concerns practically everyone. Those who think that it will pass are mistaken; those who say you can get rid of it are lying to you. On the other hand, this fear can be a blessing, since adrenaline greatly increases your ability to observe and react. Still, you will have…

Be the change you want to see in the world

We don’t adhere to a project; we adhere to the change that it will spark. That is why, regardless of technological advances, public speaking is and will remain an indispensable act of communication, so that you can tell the story about the change you’re proposing, and anchor a feeling of confidence in your ability to…

Form is content appearing on the surface

There is no need to be a graphic designer to make effective slides. Often slides are overloaded because those who create them think that their work will not be evaluated on its quality, but on the amount of information that is projected. If, on the other hand, your ideas are clear and you are focused…

Talk to everyone like you would talk to each of us!

A bored audience is first and foremost an audience to whom you have not paid attention. When you are in a conversation, you pay attention to the person you are speaking to; you check if he or she is listening to you, if he or she understands you or if he or she agrees… by…

Fortune only favors well-prepared minds

The exercise of public speaking involves a lot of stress. And this stress manifests itself in different forms depending on context and personality. One of its forms can be akin to procrastination: inhibiting stress. So stop putting off preparing your next presentation until tomorrow! The more structured and rehearsed you are, the more sincere and…

We are not only irrational, but predictably irrational

We adopt very irrational behaviors when faced with change. If someone opposes one of your ideas, it is due less to malevolence than it is to a resistance to the changes your idea will provoke. This is where the HUBSTORY® becomes a powerful tool in building a narrative that will promote the switch from fear…

The two most important days in your life are…

Giving meaning, inspiring and sharing your convictions are essential in generating the adhesion and commitment of those listening to you. And it becomes much simpler once you know how to give meaning to your own actions! We hope that 2017 will allow you to discover what drives you, to find the words to express what…